Author: Sandra Abdelbaki

The Gherbal Initiative conference on September 27 at the National Library in Sanayeh. (Sandra Abdelbaki)
Gherbal Initiative tackles transparency in Lebanese public administrations

On the occasion of the International Day for Universal Access to Information, Gherbal Initiative (GI),.

La Mer Patrie (Sandra Abdelbaki)
Intimacy and War in Palestine: La Mer Patrie invites you to examine two extremes

Fouad Elkoury and Jeremy Peacock translate their long-present, feverish interest in photographing war into an exhibition.

Why Do We Hate Syrian Refugees? Refugees=Partners Counters Stereotypes with Facts

Politicians wear xenophobia like a mask, promoting it to the public to hide the ugly truth of how their own shortcomings affect citizens.

Jabal Cheikh El-Jabal, the lead character from Ramadan's popular Al Hayba series. (IMDb)
Al Hayba and other Ramadan 2019 dramas: Who are our heroes?

Ramadan series tend to reinforce the gender stereotypes and real-life situations that would usually make our skin crawl.

Posters from the Thief of Baghdad exhibition. (Sandra Abdelbaki)
Thief of Baghdad: The meanings behind Western posters of Arab cinema

As you stare at the details of these posters, an orientalist narrative of submissive Arab women and violent Arab men stares right back at you.

Live Love Recycle truck and drivers on the streets. (Lebanon Traveller)
People Raised $50,000 for Live Love Recycle, Here’s How It’s Being Used

Not only does Live Love Recycle provide a free recycling collection service in Beirut, but also grants jobs to 436 people from vulnerable communities.

Tamara Zein held a four hour plank to break a world record

The Lebanese female athlete broke the world record –not once, but twice.

LAU celebrates communicative arts with Festival NEXT

The university kicked off its annual Festival Next, a celebration of arts through concerts, screenings, performances, workshops, and lectures.